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2019 Outdoor Gift Guide

Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts isn’t easy. They tend to be practical folks that buy gear when they need it. They’re also gearheads, so good luck finding a gadget that they haven’t seen or don’t already own. That’s why we put our heads together to do a deep dive into everything outdoor. We guarantee that you’ll find the perfect gift for the campers on your list! Maybe it’s something they’ve been talking about around the campfire but just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Even better – maybe you’ll find something in here that they’ve never heard of, and it’s just what they needed.

Dometic CFX Series Powered Coolers

The Dometic CFX Series is the ultimate upgrade for traveling and camping. We’ve road-tested the CFX35W on multiple road trips and have always been impressed at the efficiency and utility. It can be powered by AC, DC, external battery, or solar. Having everything ice cold and dry is true luxury on the road. The CFX35W is on sale right now for $764.99

Tentsile UNA Tree Tent

The Tentsile UNA Tree Tent is a unique combination of tent and hammock. The three-point anchoring system provides a large space for one person to relax, read, or sleep. We tested it last fall and were impressed with the ease of setup and ample space. The ratchet system allowed us to tighten it up for minimal sag, and it comes with everything you need for overnighters. Right now it’s 30% off, bringing it down to $175. It’s a great deal.

GCI Outdoor Roadtrip Rocker

GCI Outdoor has an incredible lineup of camping chairs that fit every style of lounging. The GCI Outdoor Roadtrip Rocker is perfect for people who want a little more support from their camping chair, while still functioning as a rocking chair. The molded armrests make it easy to get up, and it still packs down to the size of a regular camping chair. See our review here. $80.

Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit

The Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit is the most portable, full-size fire pit we’ve seen. It only weighs about 7 lbs and takes 90 seconds to assemble. The airflow was excellent, resulting in far less smoke, and the stainless steel mesh didn’t let a single ember through. It’s a brilliant design. See our review here. $99.

Zippo HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Hand warmers are one of those things that you’re always glad you brought along. The Zippo HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer is one of the best on the market, kicking out toasty warmth for up to 9 hours. The 5200 mAh battery allows you to stay out longer, and can even charge your phone in a pinch. $49.95

Under $25

Rainleaf Microfiber Towel

Quick-drying, lightweight, and compact. Perfect camping towel.


Morakniv Eldris

This little knife is more capable than you would think. It handles most camp tasks and only weighs 2.8 ounces. Works excellent as a neck knife.


Good To Go Meals

Most camping meals are freeze-dried. Good To Go meals are dehydrated, which retains more texture and flavor. We’re pretty sure you’ll agree.


BarCountry Pocket Cocktails

We’ve tried all four flavors and the Bloody Caesar was our favorite. Perfect for backcountry hikers after a long day on the trail.


Smartwool Mountaineering Socks

Know someone that always has cold feet in the winter? Do you want to make their toes happy? The Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy wool socks will get that done.



Fiskars X11 Splitting Axe

A full-sized axe is overkill for the campsite, and a hatchet is too small to easily split wood. This 17-inch splitting axe from Fiskars is the perfect combination of portability and functionality.


Anker Powercore 15,000 mAh Battery

Phones, GoPros, and headlamps all need juice at the campsite. This little guy will charge your iPhone X 5 times, which is more than enough for a long weekend.


Quickfire Fire Starters

We get it – you’re attached to your dryer lint and cardboard tubes. Those work well, these work better. They burn at 750F for 10 minutes, which makes a big difference if you’re dealing with damp wood.


NEMO Fillo Travel Pillow

This plush wonder combines foam and air insulation so it’s comfortable at any height. Packs small and only weighs 7 oz.


Work Sharp Benchtop Angle Set

One of our favorite new sharpeners on the scene. With 5 different angles and 3 different grits, you can easily make any camp knife shaving sharp.



Lodge 6 qt Dutch Oven

A fully functional Dutch oven needs to have a lip on top to hold coals for pizza, bread, etc. This beast will outlast whoever you buy it for.


Camp Chef Everest

You can’t beat the heat output of the Camp Chef Everest. Two 20,000 BTU burners make twice as powerful as its competitors. The high-quality dials make it easy to simmer as well.


Minus33 Kancamagus Base Layer

Of all the baselayers we’ve tested, Minus33 seems to hold up the best. They’re warm, comfortable, and always come out of the wash looking brand new.


Coleman Heritage Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

Quite possibly the best car camping sleeping bag for the price. The flannel liner is incredibly cozy in colder temperatures.


LifeStraw Flex Gravity Water Filter

If you’re camping near water for a few days and don’t want to haul it in, this thing is amazing. It’s especially handy for canoe camping. Filters two gallons per hour.


$100 and up

Disc-O-Bed 2XL

This sleep system is beyond amazing. Great for large tents, hunting basecamps, and overnight guests at home. Two people can set it up in about 10 minutes, they’ll be glad they did. The pockets for personal items are well designed and great for books, glasses, phones, etc.


NEMO Roamer Sleeping Pad

One of the only sleeping pads we’ve used that is truly comfortable for side sleepers. The insulated mat keeps you warm in cool temps and the open-cell foam is self-inflating. It’s an instant upgrade to glamping.


Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle Series

If you know a hammock fan that wants to upgrade their setup for overnight camping this one is hard to beat. It comes with everything they need, and also has a double-layered bottom to hold insulated pads for cooler weather.


Benchmade Bushcrafter Survival Knife

There’s not a knife fan alive that wouldn’t be happy to get a Benchmade. The S30V steel and G10 resin-soaked fiberglass body make it instant heirloom quality. It comes in an attractive leather sheath and it’s razor-sharp right out of the box.


Carhartt Women’s Full Swing Cryder Stretch Quick Duck Jacket

It’s not easy to find a woman’s jacket that looks good and can handle rugged outdoor adventures. This one is warm enough fall and winter and will last forever because, you know – Carhartt.


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